Hastings Museum: A Stellar Destination
  • HM Up Close

    Tesla & Westinghouse with lightbulb between
    The Current War

    Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse — the greatest inventors of the industrial age — engage in a battle of technology ... Read Article »

    nutcracker dancers
    Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

    In this Pacific Northwest Ballet performance, it is Christmas Eve and festivities are under way. Clara (Vanessa Sharp) is excited ... Read Article »

    Bruce Springsteen photo
    Western Stars

    “Western Stars” is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen’s longtime ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Music at the Museum
    Catch these concert films and documentaries on our Super Screen! Western Stars, Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool, Imagine by John & Yoko, and The Nutcracker


    37th Annual Festival of Trees
    This year marks the 37th year area clubs and community groups have brightened the Museum with beautiful – and sometimes very creative – Christmas trees. PLUS pair it with our Holiday films: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Nutcracker, and White Christmas.

    Tri-City Food Fight
    The Tri-City Food Fight pits the Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, and the Archway in Kearney against each other to see who can raise the most food for local food pantries during the holiday season.

    Holiday Fun | Sat, Dec. 14
    Join us in celebration! Children will be able to complete many festive crafts and play festive games. Of course it wouldn’t be Holiday Fun if Santa didn’t pay us a visit. Sign up today as space is limited!

    Gingerbread Family Train Program | Fri, December 27
    Bring the whole family down to learn a few fun facts about trains and then make your own gingerbread train to take home.

    Family Feeling Tylosaurus Skull

    Low Sensory Nights | Friday, Dec. 20: 5-8p | Join us on the third Friday of each month, 5-8p. The Museum will lower sounds and lights, and post signs on interactive exhibits that communicate which buttons will trigger audio.

    DeTours | Tues-Sat 1p
    Traveling in a straight line may be the quickest route, but if you get off the beaten path you’ll have more fun. FREE with paid admission!

    FREE First Friday | Jan. 3  | 5-8p
    On First Friday you can now enjoy a FREE planetarium show at 6p. Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8p. Don’t miss our 6 pm large-format film for only $5!